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Jones gets first career double-double

Purdue coach Sharon Versyp would prefer to play inside-out on offense.

She just hadn't been getting the production out of her post players much lately.

But sophomore center Chelsea Jones provided a boost Thursday, helping the Boilermakers beat Indiana, 76-66.

Jones had her first career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Her double figure point total was the first in seven games.

"We actually had the inside-outside game going -- we haven't had that for a while," Versyp said. "It had been kind of hit and miss. We're just better (with it). It doesn't put pressure (on guards), and that's why we don't turn the ball over. It's not on one or two people's shoulders.

"That was probably the biggest stride we had (Thursday)."

Jones scored 10 points against UC-Riverside in the fifth game of the season but hadn't had more than eight points until Thursday.

She made four of seven shots against the Hoosiers, often having success by posting up, passing the ball back to the perimeter and then re-posting deeper in the paint.

"I felt like once I got it and passed it back out, they weren't trying to front," Jones said. "So I felt like I could get deep and call for the ball back, and it worked."

  • With the victory, Purdue earned the Barn Burner trophy for the rivalry game. It's only the sixth time since the inception of the Golden Boot in 1999-2000 that Purdue has held all the rivalry trophies at once. The others are in football, volleyball and soccer.

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